Cost to Top Quality Trim a Tree in San Diego for the Right Price

$482 Cheap
$598 Great Price
$715 Costly
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The size of a tree has a major contribution to the overall cost of tree trimming. Practically, a larger tree will cost a homeowner more than a smaller tree. Larger trees have more branches that need to be trimmed and removed and may take a longer time to accomplish. Usually, trees that are less than 30 feet high, like Russian olive trees, can cost between $75 and $450. Trees that are higher than 30 feet and reach 60 feet may cost between $150 and $875. If the tree is 60 feet and taller, the cost would be between $482 and $715.

Estimated final cost for tree trimming

Item Quantity Fair Price
Tree Trimming Labor 2 Hours $477.11
Tree Trimming Equipment Allowance $121.54
Totals - Cost to Trim A Medium Tree - 1 Tree $598.65
Average Cost Per Tree $598.65

How will I know when and which trees need to be trimmed in San Diego?

Before proceeding with trimming the tree, the contractor will have to make a thorough inspection of the area and trees. He will need to analyze which trees may cause further concern and they will inform you of the work that needs to be done. After that, the contracted needs to go into every home within the area that may possibly get affected and notify them of the details. If in any case the property owner is not around when the tree trimming contractor arrives, they will need to leave a message stating a contact number to be called for questions.

Why do contractors have to trim so much in San Diego?

The primary aim of tree trimming is to achieve a 2 or 3-year clearance. There are trees that are located near power lines and contractors need to take into consideration how fast those trees grow. A silver maple tree for example that is 6 feet from a power line, growing 2 feet a year would probably be touching the line after 3 years. It is practical then to trim the tree at a minimum of 6 feet. It is very vital for trees to get properly trimmed according to the next lateral limb and not stubbed or this will cause a lot of potential hazard in the future.

I have tools that I think I can use to trim my tree. Can I do the trimming or cutting in San Diego of the branches on my own?

No. Especially if the tree is near or touching a power line. One wrong cut of a limb may result in a deadly accident. Jobs like this should best be left to the professionals that have years of experience in handling these difficult situations.

Find the Best Costs on Tree Trimming - San Diego, 92101

Aside from the cost per size of the tree, there are other added services that contribute to the cost of tree trimming. Emergency San Diego tree trimming may cost $250 per hour. To have broken or dead branches cleared from a large tree, homeowners may approximately need to pay $1,000. Other factors to consider are the location of the tree, accessibility, the health of the tree, and travel expenses if you are located outside the service area of the company.

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    Elephant Tree Care

    Rating: 91
    2346 W Jewett Street. 
    San DiegoCA  92111
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    Griffin Tree Service

    Rating: 88
    11048 Via San Marco. 
    San DiegoCA  92129
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    Tree Of Life Tree Service Inc

    Rating: 90
    4591 Mount La Platta Place. 
    San DiegoCA  92117
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    J & J Tree Service

    Rating: 62
    San DiegoCA  92101
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    New Way Tree Services Inc

    Rating: 91
    7485 Ronson Road Suite 100. 
    San DiegoCA  92111
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    One Tripp Tree Service Inc

    Rating: 89
    11835 Carmel Mtn Rd #1304-334. 
    San DiegoCA  92128